MEDICINE LAKE OUTFITTERS is permitted by the Gallatin and Beaverhead National Forests to provide horseback riding in the Madison, Gallatin and Bridger Mountain Ranges. We also take day rides to destinations on the west side of Yellowstone Park. We have guided trail rides in Greater Yellowstone since 1974.
MLO specializes in small groups and custom trips. We trailer horses from our base in the Gallatin Valley to the day’s trailhead of choice. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the trailhead.
We rendezvous at the trailhead at nine in the morning and try to finish our ride by three in the afternoon. We can schedule shorter duration mountain rides, but cost will remain the same.
You will need to bring a jacket, ball cap, (if you bring a wide brimmed cowboy hat make sure it has a stampede string to keep it from blowing off in the wind and frightening horses) lunch, water bottle, sunglasses, and sun screen.
We will provide saddle bags and a full length rain slicker. If you have good rain gear that you really like bring that as well. We would prefer you rode in western riding boots, but we have hooded stirrups on our saddles so hiking boots are okay to wear.
Mountain day rides are available on the national forest as soon as winter snows have retreated and trails have dried. Generally this means late May or early June. Yellowstone Park does not open most of their trails to horse use until July 1st.